The mystery of the missing Sophie Doyle has been solved. In an interview on January 28 with TVG at Gulfstream Park, the equestrian announced that she was expecting a child with fiance, trainer Chris Davis. Doyle, who lives in Kentucky, hasn’t competed in a race since December 18 at Lawn Park.
An exciting announcement from @ SophieDoyle77!
– TVG (@TVG) January 28, 2022
“I’m still in the saddle in the morning and still getting a few people in the air but it’s nice to be able to pick and choose what I’m going to do in the morning right now,” Doyle said.
The British-born girl told TVG that she was 16 weeks pregnant.
“It’s been a long-standing secret to keep to yourself,” Doyle said. “Some of these things you never know how it can happen and since I’ve always been a fit athlete, working out and keeping my weight down like an athlete As an equestrian, we just wanted to make sure things were going in the right direction (with before I announced that I was taking the time to have a family.”
Doyle has ridden 439 winners in his career with a bankroll of $12,309,055. She’s a regular pilot for the Larry Jones-trained Street Band, who gave Doyle his first level 1 win when he landed the 2019 Cotillion Stakes at Racing Parx.
Doyle’s fiancé, Davis, is a ranked winning bet coach who runs strings in both Florida and Kentucky.